Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3585AT008VS

The Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna reveals the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. You'll travel through gorgeous Austrian countryside and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube. It's one of the most popular day trips from Vienna, and not to be missed!


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. One such castle is the well-known Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.

Then, you'll enjoy a boat ride down the Danube from Spitz to Melk, passing the heart of the Wachau Valley at the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, you will visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque style.

While in Melk, you have the option of having lunch in the abbey's restaurant (price not included).

Please note:
The boat trip (1.5 hours) operates from April 13 to October 28 only. In the winter months, lunch will be included in your tour price as a replacement.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour commences from corner Laxenburger Strasse/Wiedner Gurtel or selected Vienna hotels
Departure Time:
Departs at 9:45am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:

Tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera.

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Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Baroque Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Boat Ride during summer (April-October)
  • Lunch during Winter (November-March)
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Nan, December 2014

Very nice! really recommended

Reviewed by: David Y, November 2014

very nice break from walking everywhere, scenery in the country very beautiful and the Richard the Lionheart visit something I've always anted to do.
Melk Abbey deserves it's World Hertitage Site Status, good guide here.
I would recomend this trip

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Tour code: 3585AT008VS